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The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
by William J. Bernstein
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 24.42
41 used & new from CDN$ 17.92

5.0 out of 5 stars A great book., Dec 18 2003
I don't know why anyone would complain about the math used in this book. Apparently it posed a problem for some readers. What is investing but an elaborate application of math combined with money? In any case, the math was kept to a minimum and it touched on vital issues like Standard Deviate.
I have fully applied the principles in this book.

All About Index Funds
All About Index Funds
by Richard A. Ferri
Edition: Paperback
28 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Stop Investing Guide, Dec 18 2003
This review is from: All About Index Funds (Paperback)
This book is a very appropriate mix of theory and technical application. There are too many books that focus on one to the exclusion of the other. There were sound principles that every investor should be familiar with (whether or not you agree) and there are some very helpful practical advice on implementing the theories.
I think Passive, index fund investing is the ONLY way to properly invest. For those seeking more drama, I recommend dedicating no more than 10% of your portfolio to stock picking and timing or just send your money to me. In the end it will be the same result.
This book gives a great overview for a very serious approach to investing in Mutual Funds. I refer to it all the time. For the price of the book, I recommend it.

How To Make Money In Stocks, Third Edition: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad
How To Make Money In Stocks, Third Edition: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad
by William O'Neil
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blatantly Self-serving, Dec 18 2003
I bought this book alongside The 4 Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein. These two books were polar-opposites in their ideology of investing. Bernstein examined the contrary views typified in O'Neil's book and gave concrete evidence as to why the ideas are nonsense. O'Neil writes like an Amway speil and it is unembarrassed about the self-serving, "buy my product" attitude.

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